We will be starting a Sacred Ground Dialogue Study Group in February. Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. It focuses on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian American histories as they intersect with European American histories. Please check it out online at https://episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground. If you are interested or have questions please contact Janice Flood email@example.com.
NEW! Join Alli Thress as she reads this short story “Going Home” to your children and grandchildren. Have them learn about Jesus’ reappearance to his disciples after the Resurrection and before his ascension into heaven. You can have the kid’s follow along with their copy of the Jesus Story Time Bible on page 318.
Please don’t let the Easter season pass without sharing the Resurrection story with your children and grandchildren.
Leah Thress helps you share this important story as she reads from the Jesus Storybook Bible. Follow along as she reads “God’s Wonderful Surprise!” beginning on page 310.
Click on the link above or visit our YouTube page to find all of our collection of St. Mary Anne’s Storytime videos.
The Young Adult Gathering is reading Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World of Setbacks and Difficult People by Bob Goff. The next meeting is, Monday, Jan 25th, 7-8 PM.
Our meeting time is still a work in progress so it may change based on participant availability. We will discuss chapter 4 & 5. If you have questions, contact Janice Flood firstname.lastname@example.org.
A summary of the book: What happens when we stop avoiding difficult people and simply love everyone? In his wildly entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a life-altering journey into the secret of living without fear, care, constraint, or worry. The path toward the outsized, unfettered, liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits. Driven by Bob’s trademark hilarious and insightful storytelling, Everybody, Always reveals the lessons Bob learned – often the hard way – about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, Everybody, Always points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible. Everybody, Always reveals how we can do the same.
We now have Bible story time for children on our YouTube channel!
Alli and Leah Thress, two of our parish youth, read children’s stories from The Jesus Story Book Bible . Their mom, Shelly Ray Alarcon, is the narrator. Joel accompanies the story with background music.
We have copies of this book for your family, so your children or grandchildren can read along. Please contact the church office, to arrange a pickup of your own complementary copy (one per household).
We have two stories to share now, and look for additional stories in the near future! Your children can watch these over and over again, since they are on our YouTube channel.